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Ananda in the Himalayas ★★★★★

Ayurveda & Yoga in the former Maharajah Palace

Join us on a luxurious and relaxing journey into the picturesque Himalayas. In a dreamlike atmosphere you can enjoy holistic treatments at one of the 10 best spa & yoga retreats in the world known for a blend of Ayurveda, alternative healing methods, yoga and fitness. Member of Healing Hotels of the World.

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Stay only

from 1 night, double room, breakfast

Ideal also for accompanying persons.

  • breakfast     

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Telephone booking code: 860P3

$433

$368

Ananda Active Fitness Camp

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

Strengthen your body and mind through an individually assisted fitness retreat at the Ananda in the Himalayas. Here, much emphasis is placed on balanced training and a good dose of fresh air. The versatile active program is supplemented by sports and relaxation massages as well as yoga and breathing exercises.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • introductory, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual health and nutrition plan
  • 1x indiv. guided trek
  • 1x outdoor bootcamp
  • 1x indiv. fitness session/room
  • 1x indiv. aqua fitness
  • 2x wellness treatment
  • 1x ayurveda treatment
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Inclusions valid for minimum stay of 5 nights. Extension days with adapted services.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Telephone booking code: 860PA

$2,814

$2,392

Ananda Yoga

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

Bring body spirit and soul into harmony with yoga. In Ananda you will be introduced to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual principles of yoga.


  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • introductory, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual health and nutrition plan
  • 3x international wellness treatment
  • 1x ayurveda treatment
  • 3x indiv. yoga/room
  • 2x indiv. pranayama/room
  • 1x indiv. meditation/room
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Inclusions valid for minimum stay of 5 nights. Extension days with adapted services.
From 7 nights also intense dyana meditation (= .B.V) or Yogic detox (= .6.V)

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Stress / Exhaustion

Telephone booking code: 860P5

$2,814

$2,392

Stress Management

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

With the help of yogic and ayurvedic techniques physical and mental stress is to be reduced. The carefree package of the Ananda in the Himalayas also provides new life energy and a fresh wind.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • introductory, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual health and nutrition plan
  • 1x relaxing wellness treatment/day
  • 3x ayurveda treatment/week
  • 3x weekly indiv. yoga/room
  • 2x weekly indiv. pranayama/room
  • 3x weekly indiv. meditation/room
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Stress / Exhaustion, High blood pressure

Telephone booking code: 860P8

$2,814

$2,392

Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation #2 Best Seller

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

The classical Ayurvedakur helps with its purifying and regenerative treatments to the general well-being, but can also alleviate civilization diseases like allergies, diseases of the movement apparatus, diabetes and much more.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • introductory, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual health and nutrition plan
  • 13x ayurveda treatment/week
  • 2x weekly indiv. yoga/room
  • 2x weekly indiv. pranayama/room
  • 1x weekly indiv. meditation/room 
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

From 21 nights Panchakarma with ayurvedic cleansing treatments.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Stress / Exhaustion, Back pain, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, High blood pressure

Telephone booking code: 860P1

$4,325

$3,676

Yogic Detox

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

Clean body, mind and soul. This is especially recommended for people with irregular eating habits, office jobs (sitting) or other habitual stressful habits such as increased alcohol and tobacco consumption or regular medication. The focus is on the cleaning of the internal organs by yogic practices such as exercises (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and cleansing treatments (kriyas). This is supplemented by an individual, ayurvedic, purifying diet.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • introductory, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual health and nutrition plan
  • 6x detoxifying treatment/room
  • 6x ayurveda treatment/week
  • 4x weekly indiv. yoga/room
  • 3x weekly indiv. pranayama/room
  • 2x weekly meditation/room
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Telephone booking code: 860P6

$4,325

$3,676

Dyana Meditation

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

One of the highest goals in yoga is the perfect control of body and mind. This is also very desirable in our Western culture. The yoga self-restoration of Ananda in the Himalayas tries to achieve this goal by intensive individual meditation, yoga, pranayama and mantra units. A dignified retreat to himself, accompanied by an experienced guru.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • introductory, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual health and nutrition plan
  • 6x indiv. meditation/week
  • 5x indiv. yoga/week
  • 6x indiv. pranayama/week
  • 6x (ayurvedic) treatment/week
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Telephone booking code: 860PB

$4,325

$3,676

Ananda Renew

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

Revitalize and regenerate your body at Ananda in the Himalayas. This program is mainly aimed at older travelers who prefer gentle wellness and Ayurveda treatments. The applications cleanse the body of unnecessary ballast, animate the blood circulation and stimulate the self healing or renewal of the body.


  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • introductory, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual health and nutrition plan
  • 1x international wellness treatment/day
  • 5x ayurveda treatment/week
  • 3x weekly indiv. yoga/room
  • 1x  weekly indiv. pranayama/room
  • 2x  weekly indiv. meditation/room
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Intervertebral discs / Spine, Locomotor system, Back pain, Heart / Vessels / Circulation, Eyes / Ears / Teeth

Telephone booking code: 860P2

$4,325

$3,676

Ananda Detox #1 Best Seller

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

Clean body, mind and soul. This is especially recommended for people with irregular eating habits, office jobs (sitting) or other habitual stressful habits such as increased alcohol and tobacco consumption or regular medication. The focus here is on cleaning the internal organs through a special purifying diet as well as gentle detox applications and yoga.


  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • introductory, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual health and nutrition plan
  • 1x ayurveda treatment/day
  • 2x weekly indiv. fitness session/room
  • 2x weekly indiv. yoga/room
  • 2x weekly  indiv. pranayama/room
  • 1x weekly indiv. meditation/room 
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Obesity / Overweight, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines

Telephone booking code: 860P7

$4,325

$3,676

Holistic Weightloss

from 14 nights, double room, full-board

This program not only addresses the physical and emotional challenges of weight loss, but also weight management. The best western, natural and ayurvedic treatments are combined to make weight loss as easy as possible. In addition, however, a great deal of importance is put on the guidance by the specialists on the ground, who are to pave the way into everyday life.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • introductory, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual health and nutrition plan
  • 8x purifying ayurveda treatment/week
  • approx. 1 wellness treatment/day
  • 4x weekly indiv. fitness session/room
  • 2x weekly indiv. yoga/room
  • approx. 1x weekly indiv. pranayama/room
  • 1x weekly indiv. meditation/room 
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Obesity / Overweight, Diabetes, High blood pressure

Telephone booking code: 860P4

$8,649

$7,352

Ananda in the Himalayas in detail

Your Hotel

☀ Majestically the former palace of Maharadschas– and now hotel - lies on a hill of Tehri Garhwal at the foot of the Himalaya Mountains, with an extraordinary view on the Doon valley and the saint river Ganges. Ananda in the Himalayas is built upon several terraces and surrounded by gardens, parks and a 6-hole golf area. This beautiful hotel lets you forget the secular world and leads you to total recreation. "Ananda" is the word in Sanskrit, meaning blessedness and health.

How You Reside

70 rooms (ca. 45 sq.m.) and 5 suites (ca. 85- 220 sq.m.) and 3 villa- like apartments (ca. 200- 300 sq.m.) with either one or two sleeping rooms and with a pool; this all connects the flair of the royal past with all modern conveniences: bath, shower, WC, hair dryer, walk-in closet, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, safe, tea and coffee machine, Kurta Pyjama (an Indian gown). This is high class, inspired by British-style furniture and a luxurious ambiance. The view from the big balcony on the palace, on the valley and on the Himalaya Mountains is just breathtaking. Premium rooms are with a splendid side view on the river Ganges.
Pool saloon, a 100 year old library and a tea lounge are available as well.

Dining

Healthy, varied „Spa Rejuvenation Cuisine“ is offered in the stylish „The Restaurant“, on the terrace of the „Tree Top“ with view on the Himalaya Mountain or in the elegant „The Pavillon“. Also a la carte Ayurveda Wellness menu: Delicacies of the Indian, Asiatic and Western worlds and use of homemade, biologically cultivated vegetables and herbs. Vitamin-rich drinks and snacks in „The Poolside“. Diets on request available.

Wellness, Health & Leisure

Ananda in the Himalayas is a world-famous centre for holistic Therapies. Many celebrities like Oprah Winfrey or Heidi Klum enjoyed its splendor and the expertise fo its doctors. To achieve a holistic and sustainable therapy result, Ayurveda is combined with western approaches naturpathy, yoga and fitness. The versatile offer enables a pleasant and flexible day’s schedule. In order for the resort to accurately prepare the ideal cure for you, please choose one of the health programs at the time of booking. As the resort focuses on a very individual approach to each guest and their needs, it is possible to adjust the program after the first consultation with the Ayurveda Physician/ Coach/ Yoga Guru at the resort. After prior consultation (before booking), there is also the possibility to do regenerative therapies after serious or acute diseases. Extension days with revised inclusions.

Luxurious Ananda Spa on ca. 2.000 sq.m. All detoxication, rejuvenation and recreation therapies will be conducted with professionalism and are based on the principles of Yoga, Ayurveda, mediation and Vedanta (lifestyle schooling), in combination with Far Eastern medicine as well as modern treatments forms from Europe. A team of specialist Ayurveda and Western medics, Spa therapist and diet experts advices you in your choice of the needed treatments, for example the Ayurveda and Thai massages, the hydro and aroma therapies, the face, skin and hair therapies, Tibetan treatments. 24 treatment rooms, 4 silent rooms, a suite for treatments for couples, a hydro therapy centre (sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, Kneipp basin etc.). 1 parlour saloon.

One heated outdoor swimming pool, one huge recreation area with panoramic view, one fitness studio available in our hotel. Yoga and meditation in the Yoga Pavillion with adjoining garden, in the winter garden and in the paned Board Room on the roof of the palace.

Activities / programmes for example aerobic courses, Yoga, meditation, jogging, tennis, a 6 hole golf course, trekking, rafting, canoe trips, visit of the Rajaji national park, elephant safari in the Chilla national park, music and dance with performances of the Ananda Art & Culture Programmes.

Nearby Airports
Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) : (aprox. 265 km / 398 minutes)
Dehradun Airport (DED) : (aprox. 29 km / 48 minutes)

Additional information

When connecting via Delhi, SpaDreams will be happy to organise your stopovers: Whether a few hours in the hotel to rest or a B&B with a half-day tour through Delhi the next day. Please enquire upon booking. Personal assistance at Delhi airport (with prior notice).

TRANSFER from DED Airport inclusive with treatment programmes, with "Ananda Experience" €127

INFOS Children: from 14 years welcome (spa from 18 years). Also ideal in connection with an Indian Tour and stopover in Delhi. Time difference MEZ + 3.5 hours (summer) , 4.5 hours (winter).

Weitere Informationen

"The Number One Spa in the World" 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler

"Best Overseas Spa Retreat" 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler

• "Best Destination Spa in India" by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

"Leading Spa Resort" by SATTE Best Achievers

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Ayurveda Guide

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